I snicker when I hear the term "tickler file." I can't help it!
No matter. A tickler file (I call it "working file") is a powerful tool for organizing the papers that pile up because they're too in-process to stow away in the filing cabinet, but not so immediate you need them right away.
At Simple Mom, April gives one of the best how-tos I've seen for using a tickler/working file in conjunction with your calendar/to-do list. Check it out.
Read the full post at Simple Mom: Clearing the “Counter Pile” with a Tickler File
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